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Old 08-05-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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Best distro for this type of machine?

Hello all,

I apologize if someone has posted this type of machine before, but I have yet to find anything on it. It is a Dell Inspiron 560 desktop running 450, 2.2, 512KB, CELERON, 35W, A1 processor with H639R1HARD DRIVE, 320GB, S2, 7.2K, SGT-PHA and DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 2G, 1333, 128X64, 8, 240, 2RX8 RAM

I'm just trying to find a good enough distro to use for writing, talking to friends and maybe playing something like super tux kart or whatever it's called.

So far I've tried Linux Mint 17 XFCE and I didn't like it. I'm going to download Debian LXDE and see if that's more my speed for now until I hear back from you lovely people!
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Try Linux Lite 32-bit
Old 08-05-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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Try Linux Lite 32-bit
Sorry, that's my bad. my processor is a 64-bit process, but i will look. thank you.
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A quick websearch tells me that that machine came with Win7, so it should be brawny enough to run any contemporary Linux distro; it seems to me that this is more a question of finding a distro/desktop that you like.

What precisely did you not like about Mint 17 XFCE? Perhaps knowing that would help persons make more informed recommendations.

Full Disclosure: I like Mint, but I'm not a big fan of XFCE. It's merely a matter of taste; XFCE works great, I just don't like how the right-click menu works. I have a couple of computers running Mint MATE edition, but with the E17 desktop environment.

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I agree with Frankbell that machine should be able to happily run any current Linux distro.
If you didn't like Mint I wouldn't suggest any *buntu. Maybe give Debian or Fedora a go, just select a Desktop Environment you like and give the relevent LiveCD a run to see if you like it.


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